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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone remember the site for fiberglass leafsprings for a late camaros. ie. 69 camaro.\

Some corvette site.........
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 08:34 AM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 02, 08:49 AM
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It's Vette Brakes and Products. They are only recommended for 400 hp and less though.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 02, 06:40 PM
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Try these guys as well for higher horsepower applications.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 02, 06:36 AM
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Okay... nothings perfect... so what's the down side to fiberglass leafs? I'm sure they deteriorate, so what's the life expectancy?


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 02, 03:51 PM
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Actually, the up side is that they aren't supposed to deteriorate or lose arch like the steel springs. I guess the downside is the cost, and the fact that there is the potential for breakage, which could be nasty. A steel spring may get bent I suppose with enough power, but the 'glass leaf could break.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 02, 04:31 PM
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the fiberglass can literally unravel itself if it gets a scratch in it. they are supposedly fine as long as they are unscratched.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 02, 04:50 PM
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I'm using the Vette products fiberglass springs on my 67 and on the 70.

When I put them on the 70, I had a muffler clamp cut a small groove in one of them at max suspension travel.

Fibers were sticking out of the "injury".

9 years later, it hasn't unravelled or gotten any worse.

I'd recommend them highly.

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